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What if we made voting fun!

At last, here comes Tuesday, Nov. 6: Time to vote! From coast to coast, We the People will stream into polling places to say “yes” (or “no”) to a lineup of politicos seeking to become our public officials. It’s the majestic panorama of democracy in action. Well … describing today’s electoral process as “majestic” is hardly the right word, for […]

Now is the time to take proper steps to prevent flu

Already, the flu is beginning to wreak havoc on the Commonwealth. The first flu-related death of the season was reported in Fayette County. According to a report from the Courier Journal of Louisville, in February 2018, the Kentucky Cabinet For Health and Family Services reported 100 flu-related deaths. During the 2016-2017 flu season, the commonwealth recorded 76 deaths. If you […]

Even birth control is under attack

There was a time when Republicans and Democrats generally agreed that access to birth control was a public good. Most saw preventing unwanted pregnancies as key to making abortions rare. Those days are over. The Trump administration is indulging a religious hard right, helping it merge the politics of abortion and birth control into one. There has long been a […]

Hepatitis outbreak can be managed

The sharp spike in the number of hepatitis A cases may be concerning, but most people should not be concerned about contracting the infection if proper precautions are taken. The latest state data show 1,000 of the 1,592 reported cases across Kentucky are classified as “illicit drug use + no/unknown homelessness.” Another 189 cases are classified as “homelessness + illicit […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1928 Reports say a Letcher County man known as “the worst man in all these hills” has been killed by Perry County sheriff ’s deputies. Joe Davidson, who has lived on the head of Linefork Creek for many years, was gunned down by deputies last Friday […]

Now Here’s a Tip

• Stretch shoes with a zipper-top baggie! Insert a plastic bag into the shoe, where your feet go. Then add water just to fill. Put them in the freezer until solid. The ice expands as it freezes, which stretches the shoe. • If you’re replacing a hinge to re-hang a door and you need to use the same holes, add […]


RECAPS: OCT. 15 – 19 GENERAL HOSPITAL — Carly got a surprise. Sonny’s conversation with Jason was cut short. Drew thought things over. Elizabeth visited Sam. Lulu’s marriage was strained. Jason sought Monica’s help. Ava found a new drinking buddy. Kiki got an idea. Nina had a theory. Maxie feigned surprise. Drew considered his choices. Sonny put everything into perspective. […]

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of 2 Thessalonians in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. In Song of Solomon 2:1, the Shulamite calls herself two kinds of flowers, the rose and the …? Daisy, Lily, Cinnamon, Sage 3. From Titus 1, Paul wrote, “Unto the pure all things are …”? Gold, Righteous, Worthy, Pure 4. What archangel is mentioned […]

Community calendar

October 18 — Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College faculty member Brian Fields and Homer Pigman of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife will give a free workshop covering the issues our area in having with bears from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Belinda Mason Building on the Whitesburg Campus of SKCTC. For more information or to register, […]

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